First Look: MARIAH CAREY Announces 14th Album, 'Me. I Am Mariah'
Carey explains in a YouTube clip announcing the project, it's based on her "first and only self-portrait," which is featured on the album's back cover and drawn when she was a child. "Please don't judge me for such a simplistic title. Come on, I was only three and a half," Carey says with a chuckle in the clip.
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As for the second half of the album's title, The Elusive Chanteuse, Carey says that's a nickname she's adopted recently, following other personas and nicknames like "Mimi" and "MC."
The album features guest appearances from Nas, Wale and Miguel. Additional features, confirmed by the album's official tracklisting, include Fabolous and Carey's twins, Moroccan and Monroe. The deluxe edition also features a pair of duets, with R. Kelly and Mary J. Blige, on what appear to be outtakes from a planned 2010 remix album for her last album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, as both songs originally appeared on Memoirs.
Carey's current single, "You're Mine (Eternal)," spent one week on the Hot 100 in February and has sold 56,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It also becomes her 17th No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club chart.
Me. I Am Mariah ... The Elusive Chanteuse tracklisting:
3. Dedicated (feat. Nas)
4. #Beautiful (feat. Miguel)
6. Make It Look Good
7. You're Mine (Eternal)
8. You Don't Know What To Do (feat. Wale)
9. Supernatural (With Special Guest Stars "Dembabies" a.k.a. Ms. Monroe & Mr. Moroccan Scott Cannon a.k.a. Roc 'N Roe)
12. Money ($ * / ...) (feat. Fabolous)
13. One More Try
14. Heavenly (No Ways Tired/Can't Give Up Now)
15. It's a Wrap (feat. Mary J. Blige) [Deluxe edition]
16. Betcha Gon' Know (feat. R. Kelly) [Deluxe edition]
17. The Art of Letting Go [Deluxe edition]
18. Me. I Am Mariah ... The Elusive Chanteuse